Where chi and matter touch....
Chi Nei Tsang* (CNT) is one of the most effective, therapeutic massage techniques in Eastern medicine.
By using special techniques to massage tissues and organs and expel diseased energies or winds, Chi Nei Tsang can help people restore and maintain their health.
Ultimately, Chi Nei Tsang serves the goal of liberating oneself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In the Chi Nei Tsang massage system, most of the work is done in the abdominal area. The navel is of particular importance. After conception, the first cell of the embryo is formed in the navel and all parts of the body then develop in a spiral from this first cell. Since the navel is directly related to every other part of the body, therapeutic work in this area reciprocally influences the whole body.
Winds generated by emotions Emotions make up an essential part of the human experience of life. According to Taoist knowledge, emotional energy is an indicator for the
organ health. Emotions have direct effects on the body. Unbridled anger creates an expansive, hot wind in the body; fear, on the other hand, creates a cold, constricting inner wind.
cold, constricting inner wind. Jealousy and frustration create a sour wind.
This advanced practice deals with the winds in the body, their blockages and the methods to dispel them. Emotions such as fear, anger, excessive worry, depression and brooding can cause great damage to our bodies. These negative emotions and toxic energies strive to be discharged and thus build up on and around the organs in our body, which can process parts of this emotional rubbish. However, enough blockages usually remain to hinder the flow of energy in the body, which usually leads to illness at some point. Negative emotions can generate such excessive heat in the organs that dysfunction or even total failure can develop. Loss of energy can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs and toxins, poor and loaded food and especially occupational insecurities.
Inwardly generated winds
In a healthy, balanced body, the organs show differences in temperature and humidity levels. This helps to maintain homeostasis (the self-regulation of the internal of the internal system) and ensures a healthy circulation of energy. However, when individual elements in the organism do not function properly, the whole body becomes out of balance.
Improper diet, bad posture, injuries, negative emotions and stress can block the meridians (energy pathways) and cause discomfort and sick, internal winds. Chi (energy), which by nature should flow freely, is stuck in the body and stagnates. This condition affects all bodily functions and often leads to complaints such as headaches, migraines, pain, heartburn and so on.
Winds generated through food
In order for the body to function without symptoms, it must be supplied with the right kind of fuel. The factors that lead to the generation of disease-causing winds include
nutrient-poor food, unsuitable food combinations and bad eating habits. According to the Taoist view, wind preferentially accumulates in the abdomen,
when indigestion occurs. This is how what is called "gas" in the West develops. Since many vital organs are located in the abdominal area, accumulated wind disturbs their natural functions and can cause a variety of complaints.
Winds generated by emotions
Emotions make up an essential part of the human experience of life. According to Taoist knowledge, emotional energy is considered an indicator of organ health. Emotions have
direct effects on the body. Unbridled anger creates an expansive, hot wind in the body; fear, on the other hand, creates a cold, constricting inner wind.
wind. Jealousy and frustration create an acid wind.
Emotional changes lead to biochemical reactions in the organism. These are essentially hormonally controlled processes. Research at the University
of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) have shown that certain hormones are released in the body when people are emotionally aroused.
The fasciae, which are heavily perfused, are thought to be one of the storage sites for these emotional manifestations in the physical body. Fascia permeates the whole body as an enveloping and connecting tension network, it is highly innervated with sensory receptors that signal pain (nociceptors), changes in movement (proprioceptors),
changes in pressure and vibration (mechanoreceptors), changes in the chemical environment (chemoreceptors), and temperature changes (thermoreceptors).
In general, we protect ourselves from feelings that are unpleasant or too intense by ignoring or blocking them, especially by restricting breathing.
emotions are then stored in the body.
Our body reacts to stuck emotions with symptoms that allow us to digest and process encapsulated, emotional, energies. Thus blockages can become free
energy that is available to us in a useful way. The less one feels, the less one possesses, analysis and pragmatic understanding alone are not enough to release blocked emotions.
blocked emotions. Chi Nei Tsang liberates by working on the inner and outer organ structures, the winds and the breath. In western societies we are conditioned to control and suppress our emotions.
to control and suppress our emotions. Under stress we can no longer control these suppressed emotions, we explode and impose the mostly unpleasant moods on our fellow human beings. This behaviour of mood transference is widespread in our society.
The influence of disharmonic winds on the organs
In every organ there is an inner wind that flows in a healthy way and thus ensures the vitality of that organ. However, if the internal energy channels are blocked, the winds become renegade forces that throw the organism out of balance.
External attacks of hot, cold, cool or ill winds affect our health. Ill winds can enter an unbalanced body through the navel, the back of the head, the forearms and the lower legs or originate inside the body. Once the ill winds have settled in the body, the natural flow of energy is further obstructed. If this state of stagnation is not transformed back into a vital state, degeneration symptoms as well as damage to organs, nerves and circulatory, lymphatic and immune systems can occur and emotional stability is affected.
What to do in case of wind discomfort ?
A CNT practitioner can expel diseased winds from the body before they cause any discomfort. The control of the winds is an experiential science that can be learned and mastered. When the blocking wind leaves the organism, the symptoms or signs of its presence will disappear. Winds carry toxicity out of the body; they leave as flatulence, belching, yawning and cracking in joints. Skin rashes (for example, in the crook of the elbow, on the neck and in the back of the knee) also indicate that the winds are leaving the body; various discharge symptoms can occur. In such cases, a deeper detoxification must be taken care of.
Working on the physical body prevents the mind from hiding and disguising the repressed emotions. If we increase our awareness and allow ourselves to accept our experiences, we can re-enter into a deeper connection with our true self.
Self-protection for practitioners
In the system of Universal Healing Tao© according to Grandmaster Mantak Chia, great importance is attached to self-protection, which forms an essential part of Chi Nei Tsang practice. This is because many healing methods cause the inexperienced to exhaust themselves and become ill themselves. In therapeutic work there is a danger of absorbing sick energy from the person you are working with. Since bones have a crystalline structure, it is easy for energy to get trapped in them. It is advisable to train self-protection techniques well so that even if we do pick up the student's sick energy, it can be immediately drained from our own bones and organs into the ground.
The Chi Nei Tsang massage system allows access, so to speak, to the places where energetic patterns manifest in the physical body ... where chi and matter touch.
The exact connections here have not yet been researched, but the efficient effectiveness of the Chi Nei Tsang massage system never ceases to amaze and delight those involved.
Finally, it should be emphasised that Chi Nei Tsang does not serve to directly heal illnesses and acute or chronic problems. Chi Nei Tsang can, however, help to stop the degeneration
organs and tissues and to improve and strengthen their condition.